The Abraham Afewerki Foundation for Music Fundraising Event: May 01, 2010

On May 01, 2010, The Abraham Afewerki Foundation for Music (AAFM) held its third fundraiser event in Washington DC at the Capital Hilton hotel. The event was attended by hundreds of supporters from the Washington D.C. area as well as those who traveled from far places.

The event was also attended by His Excellency Ambassador Ghirmay Gebremariam and Mr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet, head of Public and Community Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy, along with Abraham Afewerki's family members and other invited guests.

The event included live entertainment and a video reportage on AAFM’s work was streamed through the giant screens setup for the event. The video showed the Wari musical performing group that is made up of young students getting the benefit of education on basic musical concept provided by the Abraham Afewerki Foundation for Music in cooperation with Asmara Music School.

The live entertainment was provided by Eritrean artists that included Selam Seyoum (Guitarist, Washington DC), Feruz Gebremskel (Vocalist, Asmara), Hagos Berhane (Vocalist/Guitarist, Washington DC), Sami Berhane (Vocalist/Guitarist, Washington DC) , Aaron Kibreab (Vocalist/Kirar, Las Vegas, NV),  Michael Goitom (Vocalist/kirar, Los Angeles, CA ), Mulugeta "Wedi Zager" (Vocalist/Kirar, Washington DC), Amanuel Kehasse (Vocalist/Krar), Dawit Tesfamariam (saxophonist, Washington, DC), Michael Goitom (Vocalist, Los Angeles, CA  ), Moetesim "Arbisha" Aden (Conga drummer, Washington, DC), Rusom "Wedi Afro" Tesfai (Keyboardist, Minnesota), Salahadin Abubeker (Bass Guitarist, Washington, DC), Solomon "Solo" Ekwukoma (Drummer, Washington, DC), Teklit  Aaron (saxophonist, Seattle, WA), Temesgen "Pupa" Isack (Keyboardist, Washington, DC).
The event was  lead by Mike "Lingo" Berhane.

AAFM expresses its gratitude to all the artists that lend their time and talent in order to make this event possible, we appreciate their continued support.
Special thanks also goes to artists Helen Meles and Walid Saeed of London for their support.

We would also like to thank local businesses and charitable individuals that helped with sponsoring the event for us through generous donations. We extend our special thanks to Mr. Mike Schneider, Director of Catering, and the Capital Hilton Hotel for providing us with continued assistance for all the fundraising events we held at the hotel.
 
AAFM thanks websites that helped us in putting the word out, in that regard we are grateful to www.dehai.org, www.eastafro.com, and www.raimoq.com.

We greatly appreciate the tireless work of all the videographers lead by Robel Yohaness. Special thanks goes to Habte Zelo for providing superb Audio-Visual service.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are to benefit AAFM’s charity work.

To view pictures click on the above picture or here

 

Fundraising Event, March 22, 2008

The Abraham Afewerki Foundation for Music (AAFM), a charitable organization, will be holding its second annual fundraising event to raise money for its charitable activities. The night will be headlined by a number of Eritrean artists from the music industry. The event will be held on March 22, 2008 at the

Capital Hilton
1001 16th St. N.W.
Washington D.C.

The event is open to the public and all are welcome. Entrance fee will be announced soon. Thanks for your support.

For more info, contact us @ 240-876-8892 or 703-200-9544
More detail will be available soon.

The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music is an independent Washington based 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organizations, working to promote the performance, preservation, dissemination and public appreciation of advanced music in general and Eritrean music in particular.



A Year Later: Remembering Abraham Afewerki

October 4, 2007

On october 7th, 2007, in Abraham's home town Debarwa, Eritrea, a cultural show in remeberance and tribute of Abraham Afewerki will take place. The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music thanks all those who are involved in organizing the event and we wish them success.

 

Abraham Afewerki's Tribute Concert: A Successful Fundraiser Event

April 24, 2007

Abraham Afewerki's Tribute Concert: A Successful Fundraiser Event
AAbraham Afewerki's Tribute Concert: A Successful Fundraiser Event
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April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007

The Abraham Afewerki tribute event held on April 14, 2007 and organized by the Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music (AAFM), surpassed even the organizers' expectations ... more

For event pictures click here.

For event speeches click here.

 

The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music to hold a charity concert in honor of the late artist

February, 2007

The Abraham Afewerki Foundation for Music (AAFM) is a charity organization that is established through the initiatives of Abraham's close friends and family members. The foundation is organized to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes, and within such limits, to promote the performance, preservation, dissemination and awareness of Eritrean music. The foundation will also strive to fulfill one of Abraham's dreams, providing musical education to needy and talented children and youth. AAFM plans to support its charitable work by raising funds through different activities.

In that spirit, a host of vocalists and musicians will take part in a charity concert that will be held to remember the legendary artist. This concert is the first-ever public event for The Abraham Afewerki Foundation For Music.

Funds raised in the event will go towards the charity work that will be undertaken in honor of Abraham Afewerki. Come one, come all, support this noble cause.

Tickets are sold for $30.00 in local habesha stores; they can also be obtained by calling the following phone numbers:

240-876-8892 or 703-200-9544

Tickets sold at the door will cost $35.00, we urge folks to purchase their tickets in advance.

The tribute concert will feature Eritrean vocalists and musicians from around the U.S.

Venue: The Capital Hilton, located at 1001 16th St. N.W. Washington D.C.

For event poster click here.

 

Memorial Church Services

October 8, 2006

On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 a memorial service will be held in memory of beloved singer songwriter  Abraham Afeworki and musician Robel Solomon whose lives were cut short in a tragic accident ... more


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